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I have a file created by an accounting package which cannot be deleted.

Both DOS and netware attributes are set correctly (indeed I can't change them).  I can't edit the file and save over it.

Win95 explorer reports the file is locked when I try to move it (it isn't according to Monitor on the console) and reports it does'nt exist when I try to delete it.

I have run DSrepair.  I can't run vrepair without taking down the volume - the file is on SYS.

The file can be copied.

Can anyone tell me how to delete this file?
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I would like some more information. Is there anything special with the name of the file? Does it contain any unusual character or does the name of the file look like "FILe.TXT" or "fiLe.txt".

Nordman



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Take down the server and run VREPAIR.

Try using another delete program, such as Norton delete.  I used this with Novell 3.12 when I had the same problem and it worked?!?!
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That worked.  Unfortunately I couldn't try it during office hours but I managed to find a work around for the day.

Thanks for your help mpclark.
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